Investigating discrimination complaints involves the skillful examination of evidence gained through records analysis. Investigations can result in a finding of. No Jurisdiction (NJ), Administratively Closed (AC), Satisfactorily Adjusted (SA), No Probable Cause (NPC), or Probable Cause (PC). All cases with findings other than Probable Cause are closed. During FY 1983, 1,113 individual charges were handled, which is nearly identical to the FY 1982 total of 1,137.

A look at Chart 4 indicates findings rendered in cases processed in FY 1983.

Chart 4. Case Finding by Type



Right to Sue: 83 (7%)
Administratively Closed: 242 (22%)
Closure after hearing: 7 (1%)
No Jurisdiction: 41 (4%)
No Probable Cause: 373 (33%)
Satisfactorily Adjusted: 225 (20%)
Successfully Conciliated: 17 (1%)
Withdrawn: 71 (6%)
Other: 6 (1%)
Probable Cause: 48 (4%)

(Percentages do not add up to 100%.)

Where investigation reveals that discrimination has occurred, a Probable Cause determination is issued, and conciliation efforts begin.

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